Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Certified Nurse Aides play a vital role in healthcare delivery by providing routine patient care. Working under the supervision of a nurse, CNAs report vital patient information including temperatures, pulses, and blood pressures. CNAs have direct patient contact assisting with daily activities, such as, bathing, walking, and eating. The Certified Nurse Aide training program consists of lectures, skills development, and clinical training. Learn the proper way to perform nursing procedures essential to meet the needs of patients under your care. This program is approved by the State Department of Public Health. Note: Convicted felons may have difficulty finding employment in the healthcare industry.

Prerequisites: 1) High-school diploma or GED, 2) English language competency. An ESL evaluation is strongly recommended.  To schedule your evaluation please call the Academic Success Center at 860-343-5770 and ask for an appointment to take the CNA ESL test.  There is no charge.  3) Health Form signed by your physician including immunization information, PPD test for Tuberculosis, 4) Must be at least 18 years of age with valid identification. 5) Artificial nails are not permitted, 6) A criminal background check may be required.  Students who have a record of felonies or multiple misdemeanors may be denied access to clinical training sites.
Supplies: 1) Navy blue nursing uniform or scrubs and white shoes 2) A watch with a sweep second hand 3) Gait Belt (available in the college bookstore)
$1,199 (includes text, State of CT Certification exam fee, and CT Nurse Aide Registry application fee)
Payment Plan available.

This Program Qualifies for the Following Funding Options:

Turn your dream of a career into a reality

You could be eligible for FREE Training in the Healthcare field through the Health Careers Advancement Program (HCAP). Eligibility based on employment and income guidelines.

Choose from any of these programs:

  • Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Medical Office Billing and Coding
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician

For more information on HCAP funding, contact either Omayra Vega at 203-624-1493 ext.216 ovega@workforcealliance.biz or TaMesha Greene 203-238-3688 ext.307 and tgreene@workforcealliance.biz.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy.

The SNAP Employment and Training program prepares and assists clients by offering vocational training, career activities, case management, and support services. The SNAP Education and Training program assists students who are interested in career training for the following courses listed in this catalog:

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Connecticut Security Officer
  • Veterinary Assistant

To be eligible, students must receive SNAP benefits throughout the entire course, have a high school diploma or GED, be a US citizen, not have a felony record for most courses, and not receive TANF (cash) assistance from CT DSS. For more information about enrolling in a course under this program: contact Patrice Barrett at pbarrett@mxcc.edu.

July 20th at 10 to 11:30 AM in Chapman Hall 605
July 26th 1 to 2:30 PM in Chapman Hall 605
August 1st from 5:30 to 7 PM in Snow Hall 504

Come learn how to enroll in career classes for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters!

Are You Unemployed?
You may be eligible for funding for several training programs if you meet certain income requirements. Most Middlesex Community College career programs are eligible for WIOA funding. Contact the American Job Center in Meriden at 203-238-3688 ASAP.

CNA Application.pdf
Health Form
Non-credit registration form.pdf
Spring 2018 CNA Payment Plan

Scholarship Available:

CNA/PCT Scholarship Application and Process

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 CNA Courses

Related Links


Connecticut Department of Public Health Nurse Aide Registry

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has contracted with Prometric, Inc. to manage the Nurse Aide Registry. Certification renewal information and materials are available online at the Department of Public Health websitehttp://www.ct.gov/dph and at the Prometric website http://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/ct. Employment Verification Forms and Change of Name/Address Forms are available on the website.